Fri update: Important mimosa news, Midtown Kroger, Phantom of the Opera, new Blind Bear menu, South Main Trolley Night

Yesterday as I was walking down Main Street Mall, a manager at Aldo’s Pizza Pies stopped me to pass on some IMPORTANT MIMOSA NEWS. On Saturdays and Sundays, Aldo’s will have dollar mimosas. I didn’t get the exact hours but I would assume the special will run during hours when restaurants typically serve weekend brunch. They will also have $4 Bloody Marys and screwdrivers.

The Midtown Kroger parody Twitter account appears to be back at @MidtownKrogers_ and the Flyer has more details.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) plays the big screen at the Orpheum tonight at 7. This is one of Pat Halloran’s personal movie picks.

Chef David Scott Walker told me last night that the new Blind Bear menu will roll out Monday night. It will retain the old favorites (mac & cheese, Bear Balls, etc.) while being more upscale overall. DSW and Jamie both cringed when someone used the term “gastropub” though. As soon as the menu is up I’ll post a link.

Tonight is South Main Trolley Night, with many of the shops and galleries open 6 to 9, and live entertainment and vendors on the street.

Getting this post done early, because I have something to do at lunch. If more news comes in I’ll do another post 5:30ish.